At Fedida Dental Spa, we recommend that all of our patients come and see us for routine preventative care once every six months. This is because we want to keep a close eye on your dental health and address any minor issues before they develop into complex dental concerns. Your biannual dentist appointments are a great time to ask questions and become more informed on the current state of your dental health. Here are three questions to consider asking during your upcoming dental appointment.
How can I improve my oral hygiene?
Your routine preventative care appointments will typically include a dental cleaning performed by one of our experienced hygienists. During your dental cleaning, ask your hygienist if there is anything you can do to improve your oral hygiene routines. They will be able to offer advice based on what they see during your cleaning.
For example, if there is more plaque or tartar buildup in certain areas of your smile than others, this is a good indication that you need to spend more time brushing and flossing those areas during your at-home oral hygiene routines.
Your hygienist can also offer advice on the best method of brushing, flossing, and what ingredients to look for when buying toothpaste or mouthwash. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to improve your at-home oral hygiene routines with a trained dental professional.
What treatment options are available for my dental concerns?
If you have experienced any dental concerns leading up to your appointment, make sure to tell your dentist about them during your dental exam and consultation. If you have experienced symptoms like bad breath, jaw pain, tension headaches, tooth pain, increased sensitivity, or anything else relating to your dental health systems, these should be mentioned during your exam.
Even if you are not currently experiencing those symptoms during your visit, they could be indications of an underlying dental concern. Your dentist will thoroughly evaluate the current state of your teeth, gums, and jawbone before offering you a treatment plan that best meets your needs. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about your treatment options. We are here to help you!
Do you have any cosmetic dentistry recommendations?
Our New York dentist office provides a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. If you are not comfortable with the current appearance of your smile, talk to your dentist and ask about their cosmetic dentistry recommendations. They can offer advice and provide you with additional information about the available services.
Often, patients find that a combination of different cosmetic services can help them achieve their dream smiles. Do you want to improve the look of your smile? Brighten and straighten your teeth with our cosmetic treatments. Call Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa at 929.552.6315 or request a consultation online.